Here’s what you need to know about today’s election in ABQ

Albuquerque at sunset. (photo cc info)

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Albuquerque at sunset. (photo cc info)

Voters in Albuquerque go to the polls today to elect two city councilors and decide on several ballot measures, including a proposed tax increase to fund the BioPark.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can find a list of candidates, your polling place, and other information on the city’s website.

Here’s some context from the Albuquerque Journal:

Two City Council seats are up for election – enough to determine whether Republicans can reclaim the 5-4 edge they held throughout most of Mayor Richard Berry’s six-year tenure. The mayor is also a Republican.

Democrats, in turn, have a chance to push their narrow majority to a 6-3 advantage – enough to override mayoral vetoes – if they can defeat the council’s longest-serving member, Republican Brad Winter, in the conservative Northeast Heights. He faces Israel Chávez, a young Democrat.

You can also learn more about the proposed bonds, charter amendments, and the tax increase — which would fund the zoo, aquarium, botanical gardens and Tingley Beach, from the League of Women Voters.

This BBSNews article was syndicated from, and written by Heath Haussamen. Read the original article here.